Shōgen

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"Shōgen" is also an alternative rendition of the name of the Jōgen era (1207–1211) during the Kamakura period.

Shōgen (承元?) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, lit. "year name") after Shōka and before Bun'ō. This period spanned the years from March 1259 through April 1260.[1] The reigning emperors were Go-Fukakusa-tennō (後深草天皇?) and Kameyama-tennō (亀山天皇?).[2]

Change of era[edit]

  • 1259 Shōgen gannen (承元元年?): The new era name was created to mark an event or a number of events. The years of the Shōgen era was in a period marked by famine and epidemics; and the era name was changed in quick succession in the hope that this might bring them to a close.[3] The previous era ended and a new one commenced in Shōka 3.

Events[edit]

  • 1259 (Shōgen 1, 11th month): In the 14th year of Go-Fukakusa-tennō 's reign (後深草天皇14年), the emperor abdicated; and the succession (senso) was received by his younger brother. Shortly thereafter, Emperor Kameyama is said to have acceded to the throne (sokui).[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Shōgen" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 878, p. 878, at Google Books; n.b., Louis-Frédéric is pseudonym of Louis-Frédéric Nussbaum, see Deutsche Nationalbibliothek Authority File.
  2. ^ Titsingh, Isaac. (1834). Annales des empereurs du Japon, pp. 248-255; Varley, H. Paul. (1980). Jinnō Shōtōki. p. 231-232.
  3. ^ The Doctrines and Practice of Nichiren Shoshu
  4. ^ Titsingh, p. 265; Varley, p. 44; a distinct act of senso is unrecognized prior to Emperor Tenji; and all sovereigns except Jitō, Yōzei, Go-Toba, and Fushimi have senso and sokui in the same year until the reign of Emperor Go-Murakami.

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Preceded by
Shōka
Era or nengō
Shōgen

1259–1260
Succeeded by
Bun'ō